Renowned broadcaster Solomon Moriba will depart the shores of Sierra Leone tomorrow to join the United Nations backed Special Court for Sierra Leone as outreach/press and public affairs officer in The Hague.
During his stay in the Netherlands he will be part of the team that would be covering the trial of former Liberian President Charles Gbankay Taylor which is due to commence on Monday June 4.
Until his new appointment, Moriba was Country Coordinator of the West African Democracy Radio (WADR) for the past two years.
The broadcaster started his journalism career at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services, where he worked as a reporter, producer, newscaster, editor and ceremonial commentator.
During his career he also received several advanced media training in Europe, South Africa, Senegal and Kenya, apart from his bachelor’s degree in English and Political Sciences from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
He also worked for various international media organisations including the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK-TV) for which he served as West African correspondent and reported on the wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Solomon Moriba is a founding member of the African Editor’s Forum, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.